2007 Ridge - (Cabernet Sauvignon) Monte Bello 1.5L

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2007 Ridge - (Cabernet Sauvignon) Monte Bello
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International Wine Cellar | 94

($145; 79% cabernet sauvignon, 10% merlot, 9% petit verdot and 2% cabernet franc) Opaque ruby. A complex, heady bouquet displays red- and blackcurrant, pipe tobacco, cigar box and rose oil, with suave spiciness gaining strength in the glass. Sappy and sweet, with mineral-laced red and dark berry preserve and cherry-vanilla flavors complemented by smoke and floral pastille qualities. The finish shows sweetness as well as tanginess and leaves a gentle smoky quality behind. Quite open-knit for Monte Bello but there's a core of minerality and sneaky acidity here that bodes well for aging. This was aged in 100% new oak, 96% of it American.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 153

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Jancis Robinson | 18

Ripe nose but very convincing build with all the building blocks in place. Chewy still but great vibrancy. Acidity much more marked than in most California Cabs.

Drink Dates: 2016-2036
Author: Jancis Robinson


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Wine Advocate | 92

The 2007 Monte Bello is a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot, and 2% Cabernet Franc. Its dense ruby/purple color is accompanied by attractive aromas of incense, red and black currants, spice, and forest floor. Much lighter in the mouth with less concentration and texture than the 2006, 2005, and 2003, the 2007 is built along the lines of the 2004. ... it is a very pretty effort made in a lighter, more elegant, restrained style. It reveals lots of blue, black, and red fruits, medium body, good acidity, and a fine finish.

Drink Dates: 2010-2035
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 187

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Wine Spectator | 92

About as close to Bordeaux in California as you get, from the classic cigar box, cedar, tobacco leaf and dill scents to the tight band of mineral, dried currant, sage, cedar and sandelwood notes. Full-bodied, elegant and persistent, this is most interesting on the finish, where the flavors are long and lingering. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.

Drink Dates: 2014-2024


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JamesSuckling.com | 97

The nose just bursts with blueberries, currants, and flowers. Full bodied, with a round and velvety tannin structure. The palate explodes with currants, ripe strawberries, and black pepper on the finish. This is muscular and toned, structured and balanced. This is still young and needs a minimum of five years of bottle age. Winemaker Paul Draper says that perhaps this is as great as the legendary 1991. Could be.

Drink Dates: 2015+
Author: James Suckling


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Score: 92
Author: Jeffrey M989
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 04/24/2013
A hint of eucalyptus on the nose, nice flavor and a long finish.
Score: 92
Author: Leftymtb
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 10/31/2012
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Author: Cab-Stan
Trust Rating: 82
Tasted On: 05/05/2012
A blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot, and 2% Cabernet Franc. Its dense ruby/purple color is accompanied by attractive aromas of incense, red and black currants, spice, and forest floor.
Score: 91
Author: taipanli
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 02/10/2012
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Author: RidgeLovers
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 07/15/2011
Drink Dates: 2017-2027
More Vintages and Sizes of Ridge - (Cabernet Sauvignon) Monte Bello:

2011 (3.0L)
2011 (1.5L)
2011 (750ml)
1994 (750ml)

About This Producer


Ridge Vineyards, known for its stellar reds, began when San Francisco doctor Osea Perrone bought 180 acres of land near the top of Monte Bello Ridge in California's Santa Cruz Mountains. The cellar, and present-day production site, was built into the mountainside on three levels. After success with several Cabernet Sauvignon vintages in the 1940s, the Perrone family decided to buy the terraces back and began producing high quality Zinfandels and Cabernet. By the '60s, Ridge was a 45-acre vineyard and produced its first Geyserville Zinfandel. Today, Ridge also has vineyards in Sonoma and Paso Robles. While Cabernet and Zinfandel make up most of Ridge's production, small amounts of Carignane, Syrah, Grenache, and Petite Syrah are also grown.


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